Is your kitchen being raided at night or are your cats eating more than usual? Do you hear the occasional thumping sounds from above the ceiling? It’s likely that you have an opossum or opossums living in your attic, chimney, or other areas accessible to the kitchen.
Opossums are normally louder than rats and mice, but not as loud as raccoons. You may also hear hissing. A roof inspection will often reveal spaces big enough for an opossum to fit through.
Our AAAC Wildlife Removal pros are here to help you evict your opossums, clean up the mess, and repair the damage. Opossum control and removal should be initiated as soon as the animal has been discovered living in the area. Call now for a consultation!
Opossums in the Kitchen
Opossums are marsupials, so you don’t have to worry about them chewing up electrical wires and insulation as much as you would with rodents like mice, rats and squirrels.
That said, they will eat up anything in and outside your house that they can get their paws on. Since opossum are nocturnal animals, they may be inhabiting a space without humans noticing them during the daytime. They are omnivorous and like to eat a variety of insects and other animals, but can cause headaches by feeding on pet food, birdfeed and even trash.
Opossums can also transmit diseases, although their heavy salivation often leads people to assume that they are rabid when they aren’t. Through fleas, opossums can spread murine typhus and other diseases to pets or humans.
Opossum Trapping and Removal
Opossum trapping and removal should only be attempted by those knowledgeable of the habits of these animals. For instance, amateurs are often unaware that opossums will frequently choose an attic for the purpose of raising their young. If they do manage to trap the mother opossum, the babies are left to die and decay in the attic. Your local wildlife professional at AAAC Wildlife Removal knows this and will be able to handle your opossum problem in the quickest and most humane way possible.
Cleanup, Repair and Exclusion
Our experts can then follow the operation by making the necessary repairs and implementing exclusion techniques that ensure that opossums never return. If you need assistance with opossum control or removal, we are just a call away! The professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal are your opossum control specialists.